The origin of margarita
Much has been written, but no one really knows the true origin of this popular cocktail. One of the most recent stories about Margarita is that it was created in 1938 by Carlos "Danny" Herrera. According to this version, the cocktail was made for a former Ziegfield dancer, Marjorie King, who was allergic to too many drinks, but not to tequila.
Another commonly accepted story about Margarita's origins is that it was created by Don Carlos Orozco in 1941. This story wants Margarita Henkel, the daughter of the then German Ambassador, to visit Don Carlos' canteen and he to offer her the first Margarita cocktail. Precisely because she was the first to try it, Don Carlos decided to give it its name.
On the other hand, many experts believe that Margarita was created at Tommy's Place Bar in Juarez, Mexico, by Francisco "Pancho" Morales.
Another story places the creation of Margarita in 1948 in the historic Balinese Room of Galveston, Texas, by Santos Cruz for the sake of singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee.
However, there is another story that wants Margarita to be created during the Prohibition of alcohol, when the Americans went to the border to enjoy some alcohol. According to this explanation, Margarita is a variation of the well-known American Cocktail "Daisy", where instead of brandy they put tequila.
No matter what story we choose to believe, one thing is for sure, Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the world!